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No! Don’t Wanna!

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Health, Kvetching, Support | Posted on 10-03-2008

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My therapist, L, is no longer with the practice I've been seeing for the last couple of years. It took a year to get to her - first, they assigned me to M, who was a total pain in the ass and didn't listen. Not that I was inclined to talk to her, anyway. And she didn't return phone calls.

So I finally got beyond the "getting to know you" stage with L, and she understands our family and some history and such, so she can put things in context. And I think they fired her! They weren't even going to tell me she wouldn't be there for my appointment this evening. I called to ask her something and her number had been disconnected, which prompted me to talk to the office idiots.

I. Am. Not. HAPPY! It's a major PITA to break in a new therapist. I mean, it is for anybody, but when you have a bunch of interlocking issues and heavy history crap, then you add in chronic illness/disability, and just for fun mix in that whole bi/pagan/poly thing, believe me, it's worse. And some therapists aren't up to it. In fact, the one I saw a couple of times before seeing someone at this practice told me and Sam at the second session that she was in over her head and needed to refer me elsewhere.

Oh - the new person doesn't do evening appointments, either. Which means that the only way I can be sure of getting there is to take a taxi, as I have not had good experiences with using MARTA for anything time-sensitive. Expensive, but not as difficult as having Sam take time off from work. But L coordinated my appointments with Katie's appointments with another therapist in the same practice, which was nice. Who knows if this one will be as helpful?

Grrrr.

Comments (6)

Because with ther­a­py, con­sis­ten­cy and com­mu­ni­ca­tion are def­i­nite­ly a triv­ial mat­ters. Bang up job they’re doing there! /​sarcasm. :/​

Find­ing a good ther­a­pist is so dif­fi­cult. Find­ing one that actu­al­ly lis­tens is even hard­er. And the bi/​pagan/​poly thing real­ly com­pli­cates mat­ters because there are so few peo­ple that have any frame of ref­er­ence. They just don’t get it — and many are down­right rude when it comes to any men­tion of those issues. Good luck.

**hugs** If I could, I’d fax a Dr. Edwards to you. A good ther­a­pist is so very won­der­ful, but so very hard to find.

I’m so sor­ry *hug* What an awful thing to have hap­pen! It’s like los­ing a fam­i­ly mem­ber, except your coun­selor knows a heck of a lot more about you than any fam­i­ly mem­ber does. I hope the Uni­verse deliv­ers a coun­selor who is as under­stand­ing and easy to con­nect with.

Con­sis­ten­cy rocks. New­ness can stink. Hope­ful­ly it’s a bless­ing in disguise.

Not cur­rent­ly in ther­a­py — but won­der­ing if I need some­one to tell me I’m nutz.

Weird — were your ears burn­ing? I just record­ed some­thing else for Live Readings.

Remem­ber what Nora Ephron said: “Insane peo­ple are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane peo­ple who are will­ing to admit that they are crazy.”